Engineers and Engineering firms need Success Enabling Skills™ to stay relevant and not get left behind by the rapid pace of our technology-based society. As technology automates more and more tasks in the Engineering workplace, Success Enabling Skills™, like communication, problem solving, self-management, teamwork and leadership become in higher and higher demand. Success Enabling Skills™ equip individuals to flourish in the workplace, and empower organizations to thrive in the marketplace.
Although Engineering firms rate Success Enabling Skills™ as the most desirable in their workforce, employers agree these skills are also the hardest to find in entry level and existing Engineers. The Success Enabling Skills™ gap in the Engineering industry exists because academic degrees largely discount them, certificate programs frequently ignore them, and professional development programs all but overlook them.
The Engineering Leadership Institute, or ELI, was created to fill the Success Enabling Skills™ gap in the Engineering industry. ELI has pioneered an affordable, robust, online curriculum that includes video based trainings, performance certification, and digital badging that provides individuals with the Success Enabling Skills™ they need, not only to exceed, but to excel in the workplace, and equip organizations with the ability to empower and engage their employees, improve customer loyalty, and significantly improve operating profits.
ELI works with firms of all sizes to enable their workforce to be highly successful. This success is the result of quantification of existing business operations, and origination and implementation of systems and trainings to provide the members of the firm with Success Enabling Skills™. The building of Success Enabling Skills™ within organizations empowers and engages company members, resulting in higher operational efficiency, improved profitability, improved work quality, higher employee retention, and reduced turnover and departure costs.
Randy P. Wall, PE, MPA, the president of ELI, received his BS in Civil Engineering from the University of California at Davis, and his Master of Public Administration from Montana State University (MSU) in Bozeman. Mr. Wall is currently a PhD candidate in the American Studies Department at MSU, and is originating a dissertation upon the impact of Success Enabling Skills™ on the practice, management, and leadership in the Engineering Industry. Mr. Wall is a registered professional Engineer in five states. Mary B. Wall, PE, the vice-president of ELI, received her BS in Civil Engineering from the University of Arizona, and is currently a registered professional Engineer in two states.